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Top 3 Tools For Creating Interactive EFL Activities

Top 3 Tools For Creating Interactive EFL Activities | ITTT | TEFL Blog

The online mode of teaching has become a primary one in the COVID-19 era. For many teachers, remote work is not easy especially due to a different approach to creating materials.

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If you still struggle with games and activities for your activate phase of the lesson, take a look at the following three tools that can help you to versatile your Zoom classes and make your students super happy!

1. Google Slides

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Yes, it’s that easy! This tool is like a magic wand for ESL teachers because it’s easy to use and very flexible in adjusting dozens of favorite games.

It's not just a visual aid for delivering a presentation to an audience, in fact, Google Slides can be used as a tool to create a unique learning experience for students. All you need is to be creative!

For example, you can make a game-show-style review game like “Jeopardy” or “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?”.

To access a game, you don’t even need to share your computer screen with a student. Send an access link to the activity and play it with your students simultaneously.

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2. LearningApps

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It is a free online resource developed in Germany allowing teachers to review materials with students.

LearningApps includes 20 interactive exercise templates. You can create your own app using one of the templates with an approach that accumulates your needs or use activities made by other people.

The most obvious benefit of LearningApps is that this service is absolutely free.

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3. WordWall

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This tool can be used to create both interactive and printable materials. It is very easy to use because there are many classic game templates like crossword puzzles and quizzes. If you want to create something really special there are also arcade game layouts.

The most convenient thing about the tool is that you can switch between different templates. There are also ready-made games from the community members that are free of charge.

You can play with styles as well: there are many beautiful themes with different graphic effects and fonts. Other cool features are a timer, homework assignments, and embedding into a website.

The tool has three types of pricing: basic ss free; but you can create only 5 resources; standard and pro versions vary in the number of interactives to use, templates and multiplayers. Anyway, both the standard and pro version cost under 5 USD a month, so it’s rather cheap.

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